Sylvanus Olympio
State Murder

[The first president of the Republic of Togo]

[2014]  14 African Countries Forced by France to Pay Colonial Tax For the Benefits of Slavery and Colonization  On January 13, 1963, three days after he started printing his country own currency, a squad of illiterate soldiers backed by France killed the first elected president of newly independent Africa. Olympio was killed by an ex French Foreign Legionnaire army sergeant called Etienne Gnassingbe who supposedly received a bounty of $612 from the local French embassy for the hit man job.